What Did Andy Foster Think Of Miranda Adkins Getting Knocked Out?
It was the shot heard around the world. Last Friday, Seniesa Estrada knocked out Miranda Adkins in the first seven seconds of their fight, marking it the quickest knockout in women’s boxing. It was talking about in a negative light due to the circumstances. One man who allowed the fight to happen wishes he could take it back.
California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster told The Ring that he regrets approving the mismatch of the year. Inside the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, Estrada only needed five punches to the body and face to take the 42-year-old Adkins down.
“If I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t have approved that fight,” Foster stated. “I have never denied a (WBC title fight). I certainly didn’t think she was going to win the fight,” he continued. “But I thought it would go longer than seven seconds.”
The original opponent for Estrada (19-0) was Jacky Calvo, who had to back out at the last minute. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and a lack of resources, Adkins ended up getting the call. Adkins (5-2) made her pro debut in 2018 and fought three times in 2019. The Ring is reporting that Adkins is the wife of Carden Combat Sports owner John Carden.
Estrada became the undisputed WBC Silver Light-Flyweight Champion as a result. Adkins took several minutes to get up but received praise from those watching. Foster, meanwhile, believes he has learned from this mistake as he as owned up to it.
“On paper, hindsight is 20-20 for everybody,” Foster went on to say. “Now that we know the outcome, I think it’s fair to criticize me for approving that because I’m critical of myself. I kinda blew this one.”